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Florida Colleges and Swimmers Honored as All-America by CSCAA

It’s official: Swimming makes you smart! Or maybe it’s just that we have smart swimmers!

In total, 547 swimming and diving teams representing 358 colleges and universities have been named College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams.  The awards are in recognition of teams’ that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2015 Fall Semester.  That is up 40 teams from the previous Fall Semester.

Nearly 70% of all NCAA swimming and diving programs earned GPA’s of 3.0 or higher during the
Fall Semester including 83% of all Division I schools. The announcement comes on the heels
of a NCAA report on the Academic Progress Rate of Division I sports. That report showed that
Division I men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted the second highest Academic
Progress Rates (APR) among those sports with fifty or more teams.

Shinofield noted that the teams’ GPAs were especially impressive given the rigorous course load
taken by most swimmers. A recent survey of Division I programs showed that nearly one third of
all female and over 40% of male swimmers and divers pursued degrees in the STEM fields.

It doesn’t really matter what level teams compete, swimmers and divers devote incredible time
and effort into their sport, and it’s evident that that discipline carries over into the classroom.

To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade
point average of 3.00 or higher over the 2015 FALL semester. See complete list here.

Women’s Swim Teams Honored:

3.34 Florida Gulf Coast coached by Neal Studd

3.32 Florida International coached by Randy Horner

3.37 University of Miami coached by Andy Kershaw

3.32 University of Florida coached by Gregg Troy

3.20 Florida State University coached by Frank Bradley

3.11 Florida Atlantic University coached by Lara Preacco

3.71 Lynn University coached by Niki Alvarez

3.48 Saint Leo coached by Paul Mangen

3.42 Florida Institute of Technology coached by Justin Andrade

3.59 Florida Southern coached by Michael Blum

3.37 West Florida coached by Andrew Hancock

3.26 University of Tampa coached by Ed Brennan

3.24 Nova Southeastern coached by Hollie Bonewit-Cron

Men’s Swim Teams Honored:

3.11 Florida Atlantic University coached by Laura Preaco

3.00 University of Florida coached by Gregg Troy

3.39 Saint Leo coached by Paul Mangen

3.42 Rollins College coached by Rich Morris

3.14 University of Tampa coached by Ed Brennan

3.46 Florida Southern coached by Michael Blum

3.13 Florida Institute of Technology coached by Justin Andrade

Individual Swimmers Honored in Spring 2015:

Florida Atlantic University
Kiley Kuether (HM)
Matthieu Burtez (HM)

Florida Gulf Coast
Sara Hamilton
Emma Svensson
Kira Toussaint
Cayla Collins (HM)
Taylor Malewicki (HM)
Nina Schiffer (HM)
Sandra Wilk (HM)

Florida State University
Kaitlyn Dressel (HM)
Dylan Grisell (HM)

University of Miami
Cheyenne Cousineau
Wally Layland
Thea Vock
Heather Arseth (HM)
My Fridell (HM)
Julia Schippert (HM)
Ksenia Yuskova (HM)

Florida Southern
Peyton Breault
Kelsey Gouge
Cassandra Ley
Diego Gimenez
Allan Gutierrez
Juan Tolosa
Alec Wathen

Lynn University
Thalie Carmigniani
Tyne Potgieter
Rebecca Matthews (HM)

Nova Southeastern
Brooke Munion
Emma Wahlstrom
Magnus Lundgren

St. Leo
Natalia Garriock
Nicole Weber
Isabella Bain (HM)
Joanna Dembska (HM)
Kaitlyn Hite (HM)
Stephanie Martinez (HM)
Matheus Assis
Daniel Bis
Evan Jacob
Rhet Rheinlander
Pawel Trenda

University of Tampa
Allison Chandler
Briana Murphy
Erin Plachy
Page Fox (HM)
Emily Grams (HM)
Jesse North (HM)
Zane Hranac
Jeremy Parker
Victor Philaire
Clayton Clemens (HM)
Daniel Duhig (HM)
Kyle Freudiger (HM)
Tommy Reminger (HM)

West Florida University
Angelina Gallastegui
Madeline Pitt
Monica Amaral
Danica Burnett (HM)
Maggie Layde (HM)
Nicole Machado (HM)
Carla Robles (HM)
Gabrielle Spangenberg (HM)